Welcome to Salem State University
Join our undergraduate community of over 5,000 students. Learn more about how to apply as a new student.
Advance your career and become a leader in your profession. We offer master's degrees in 10 disciplines, graduate certificates and educator licensure programs.
If you've attended a 2-year or 4-year institution and are ready to transfer, our application and transfer process is easy! Learn more about applying as a transfer student.
Funding Your Education
How to complete your FAFSA
Important 2024-2025 Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) Update
The availability of the 2024-2025 FAFSA, which has historically been available annually on October 1, will be delayed due to recent federal changes.
To ensure you receive the latest information, we recommend regularly visiting studentaid.gov for updates. We anticipate the FAFSA will be available no later than December 31, 2023.
How to Submit Your FAFSA
Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov. The FAFSA will be available in December.
Salem State's school code is 002188.
Once your FAFSA has been submitted, the financial aid team will notify you if any additional documents are needed. We also recommend you check your Navigator "to do" list to see if any additional information is needed.
Once complete, the financial aid office will notify you via email and mail that your financial aid package is available.
Tour Salem State from Anywhere
If you're mailing transcripts please send them to the following address:
Salem State University
PO Box 51298-9925
Philadelphia, PA 19115
Salem State Admissions
Salem, MA 01970
352 Lafayette St.
Salem, MA 01970